Chris Schluep
Chris Schluep
Chris spent more than a dozen years editing books in New York before moving west. He reads all the time, but there are certainly worse ways to make a living. Chris lives in Seattle with his wife, his two sons, and a cat named Little. Aside from reading, he enjoys fishing, writing, and cooking.

Recent posts by Chris


Wall Street Journal Columnist Jason Gay Talks "Little Victories"

Jason Gay is a nice guy. Really nice. He's also one of the best voices you'll find in journalism, funny and slyly wise. For the past few years, Gay has written a popular sports column for the Wall Street Journal....

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Literary Feets... Because "Why Not?"

File this under "random Friday posts." I was talking to my five-year-old son this week, and it became clear that he didn't understand the meaning of the word "feat." He thought it had something to do with the things in...

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"The Mad Feast" - On Burrs, Beaver Tail Stew, Bowling Alleys, Bacon, and Belonging

Matthew Gavin Frank's The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America's Food, which publishes next Tuesday, is getting some great early buzz. Entertainment Weekly says of the book: "Never has a country-spanning food romp felt this subversive. Frank’s essays— which...

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Book Sculptures are Amazing

I was thinking about doing a post about book sculptures (because they are amazing), so I started poking around the internet...

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of October

To say it was a big month for Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense is to tiptoe on the edge of understatement. Grisham and Galbraith, a.k.a. Rowling, are two authors who alone have accounted for millions and millions in book sales. Throw...

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"The Things That Get Lost in the Fire" - Christina Baker Kline and Catherine McKenzie on “Smoke”

The best-selling author of The Orphan Train talks with author Catherine McKenzie about her fantastic new novel.

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Marlon James Wins 2015 Man Booker

Congratulations to the Jamaican writer Marlon James for winning the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Like a champion prize fighter A Brief History of Seven Killings won by unanimous decision. Here's what Michael Wood, Chair of the judges, had to say

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The Road Has Always Led West - A List of Contemporary Westerns

For the most part, westerns and western novels are a uniquely American phenomenon. Wild, wide-open spaces are our heritage--as are the intrepid souls who wander into those spaces and try to make a go of it. When we think of...

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The Best Business Books of September

Here are the Business & Leadership picks from our Best Books of September. Read, enjoy, learn, and profit. Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor by Tren Griffin Warren Buffett's much-less-famous partner has become a source of fascination for those with more...

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of September

September was a big month for books, and that includes Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense. There was a new Lisbeth Salander thriller for starters. And a new mystery from Amazon-favorite Louise Penny! See more great books below, and you can check...

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